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    Tambuwal warns LG chairmen not to owe salaries

Tambuwal warns LG chairmen not to owe salaries

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has vowed to sanction any local government chairman in the state who fails to pay the salaries of workers as and when due.Tambuwal made this known on Monday when addressing journalists after a meeting with the caretaker chairmen of the 23 local governments in the state.The meeting was said to be sequel to the [...]

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    Tambuwal probes death in NSCDC custody

Tambuwal probes death in NSCDC custody

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has directed the state human rights agency to investigate the circumstances that led to the death of one Jamilu Abdullahi.The man reportedly died while in the custody of the Sokoto command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).Tambuwal expressed sadness over the situation and vowed that the state government will get to [...]

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    Tambuwal to partner Catholic church to develop Sokoto

Tambuwal to partner Catholic church to develop Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has pledged to partner with the Catholic church in the state to improve social services.Tambuwal commended the role of the church in improving education, healthcare delivery and promoting religious harmony within borders of the state and beyond.Speaking on Monday when Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto diocese of the church, visited him at government house, [...]

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    Tambuwal dissolves Sokoto governing boards

Tambuwal dissolves Sokoto governing boards

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has dissolved governing boards of government parastatals, agencies and departments in the state.Imam Imam, special adviser to the governor on media and public affairs, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.He said the dissolution does not affect agencies whose tenures are guaranteed by the constitution of the country or extant laws of the [...]

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    Tambuwal: I won’t interfere in assembly matters

Tambuwal: I won’t interfere in assembly matters

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says his administration did not interfere in the selection of the principal officers of the state house of assembly because it wants a harmonious working relationship with the legislative arm of government.Speaking on Thursday when he granted audience to members of the assembly led by Salihu Maidaji, the newly-elected speaker, Tambuwal said the state government [...]

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    Tambuwal: Perpetrators of violence are enemies of democracy

Tambuwal: Perpetrators of violence are enemies of democracy

Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the federal house of representatives, says politicians who sponsor violence are enemies of the nation's democracy.Tambuwal said this in Sokoto on Monday during an interactive session with students of tertiary institutions across the state.“Violence only begets violence, and always breeds retrogression as well as under-development,” he said.“Therefore, no sane and patriotic person will sponsor youths or [...]

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    Sokoto women seek 35 percent representation from Tambuwal

Sokoto women seek 35 percent representation from Tambuwal

A women’s group has urged Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives and All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate in Sokoto state, to ensure that women get at least 35 percent of all appointments in government if his party emerges victorious at the February 28 gubernatorial election.The group, Women for Change, noted that significant progress had been made in Sokoto [...]

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    Bomb scare at Buhari’s rally

Bomb scare at Buhari’s rally

A campaign rally by Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Sokoto was moved from the trade fair complex to the stadium following a bomb scare.Security sources told TheCable that at 5am on Thursday, a man on a motorcycle was seen making suspicious movements at the stadium, forcing agents to accost him.It was rumoured that they discovered what looked [...]

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    Despite FG slash, petrol sells for N110 in Sokoto

Despite FG slash, petrol sells for N110 in Sokoto

Petroleum marketers in Sokoto and its environs have continued to retain the N97 old pump price of petrol, contrary to the N87 price per litre announced by the federal government on Sunday.Correspondents of NAN who monitored the petroleum supply situation in Sokoto on Monday and Tuesday reported that the commodity was being sold for between N97 and N110 per litre.It [...]

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    APC governorship aspirant defects to PDP in Sokoto

APC governorship aspirant defects to PDP in Sokoto

Yusha'u Kebbe, one of those who contested for the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto state, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking to NAN on Monday, Kebbe said that he decided to join the PDP in order to achieve his objective in politics, adding that he would work towards ensuring the success of his [...]

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    APC announces Aliyu as Tambuwal’s running mate

APC announces Aliyu as Tambuwal’s running mate

The Sokoto state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has beaten the deadline that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued to political parties to submit the names of deputy governorship candidates.Ahmed Aliyu, the current commissioner for health in the state, has been selected as the running mate to Aminu Tambuwal, the speaker of the house of representatives and [...]

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    Sokoto: Tambuwal set to meet his ‘maker’

Sokoto: Tambuwal set to meet his ‘maker’

The governorship battle in Sokoto state is going to be a family affair ─ if you will ─ but Abdallah Wali and Aminu Tambuwal will have to prove that blood is thicker than politics to avoid a bitter kindred feud in the February 21, 2015 poll.Wali, Nigeria's ambassador to Morocco, picked the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on [...]

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13 die in Sokoto mishap

At least 13 people were burnt to ashes on Thursday in an accident that occurred at about 9:00pm at Tudun-Dukiya Village near Dogon Karfe, about 10km to Illela town in Sokoto State.According to Dr Umar Gummi, the sector commander of the Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) in Sokoto State, the accident occurred when two vehicles caught fire after a head-on collision.He [...]

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    Wamakko to complete projects by May 2015

Wamakko to complete projects by May 2015

Governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamakko has assured the people of the state that his administration will complete all construction projects before the expiration of his tenure next year.The governor made this known during an inspection of some ongoing projects in the  state.Special Assistant on Press Affairs, Abubakar Dangusau, directed the State Ministry of Works to sustain its stringent supervision of the [...]

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